As of this week, it will be possible to fly directly between Tirana and Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.
Low-cost carrier Flynas, owned by Saudis, started offering flights three times a week. The first flight, which departed from Riyadh and arrived in Tirana on Monday, was welcomed by representatives from Tirana International Airport, the Ministry of Tourism and the Environment, Flynas, and the Saudi Embassy in Albania.
“We believe that Tirana is going to be the preferred destination for tourists from Saudi Arabia knowing that there is no Visa for Saudis to visit Albania. We appreciate the efforts and collaboration of TIA with Flynas in achieving the shared goals for this destination for continuing to open up to tourism.” Said Mr. Stefan Magiera, Chief Commercial Officer of Flynas.
It was also announced that as of June 20, there will be direct flights to and from Moscow which will operate once a week with Ural Airlines, a charter company.